A taxi driver has been filmed launching a loquacious, expletive-ridden take-down of a pedestrian on the streets of Hong Kong.

taxi driver motherfucker!

“You’re walking in the road, it’s not [for] pedestrian,” the driver says. “If you punch my car, you’re illegal – it’s not right, it’s Hong Kong… this is criminal.”

It is unclear how the altercation escalated, though the driver concluded the interaction by showering the man with a string of obscenities and exclamations.

The video attracted over 2,500 “reactions” and over 650 “shares” on Facebook, as netizens marvelled at the driver’s mastery of English-language curse-words.

English tutor Jeffrey Lau wrote: “[The driver] demonstrated a rich vocabulary, diverse sentence structures, intonation, body language, interactions and responses. Very impressive.”

Another commenter said: “I didn’t know there are taxi drivers who are so fluent in English.”

Another wrote: “English proficiency is necessary in any profession.”

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